New in Quartz.Net 2.0–The Calendar Interval Trigger

This is the first post of what will become a series of posts highlighting the new features that will be available in Quartz.Net 2.0.
To kick off the series, we will take a look at the CalendarIntervalTrigger. This trigger is used to fire jobs based on a recurring calendar time interval. The following time intervals are available:
This trigger has a RepeatInterval property, which can be used to indicate that the trigger should fire every N intervals. For example, if you set the RepeatIntervalUnit to Week and the RepeatInterval to 2, your trigger will fire every two weeks.
Here is what the source code documentation says about this trigger:
A concrete ITrigger that is used to fire a IJobDetail based upon repeating calendar time intervals.
The trigger will fire every N (see RepeatInterval) units of calendar time (see RepeatIntervalUnit) as specified in the trigger's definition.  This trigger can achieve schedules that are not possible with ISimpleTrigger (e.g because months are not a fixed number of seconds) or ICronTrigger (e.g. because "every 5 months" is not an even divisor of 12).
If you use an interval unit of IntervalUnit.Month then care should be taken when setting the startTime value that is on a day near the end of the month.  For example, if you choose a start time that occurs on January 31st, and have a trigger with unit IntervalUnit.Month and interval 1, then the next fire time will be February 28th, and the next time after that will be March 28th - and essentially each subsequent firing will occur on the 28th of the month, even if a 31st day exists.  If you want a trigger that always fires on the last day of the month - regardless of the number of days in the month, you should use ICronTrigger.
That’s it for today’s “New in Quartz.Net 2.0” post. Stay tuned for more, coming soon!